Monday, September 22, 2008

The Inner Spiritual Fort

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I found this video interesting from SHARE CHARITY on you tube. There are two parts.



Friday, September 19, 2008

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events in Prince George


Sept. 27: Lecture on Gang Violence in the Indo-Canadian Community ( In Punjabi)
Given By RCMP
University of Northern BC
1-3pm in room 7-238 in the Winter Gardens near the cafeteria

Oct.5: CIBC Run for Cancer
Team Khalsa
Run will take place at UNBC from 9:45-11:00am

Nov 5/6: Sikh Nation Remembrance Week Blood Drive
If you are between 16-65m, please book an appointment on drop in between
1-3pm at the Westwood Blood Donation Clinic.
Sign in as part of team Sikh Nation

All of these events have been organized by the PG Sikh Youth Society in correspondance with Punjabi Canadian Senior Society and RCMP.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Locarno Beach and Granville Island


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I went to Locarno Beach and Granville Island with a bunch of other students/reserachers on my trip. it was kind of a sight-seeing tour. Here are some pictures.




I was kind of dissapointed at Granville Island. It had a lot of nice shops and a view of the water, but I was kind of expecting an actual island. This was like a concrete peninsula used to attract tourists. The traffic was unbearable and there were cars meandering around in the pedestrians everywhere. On the plus side, I saw some really nice gardens and "floating houses" in a pond.









Locarno Beach was really nice and clean. It had the perfect sand and not many people or pollution. It also had a perfect view of the mountains and city and took you far away from the chaos of Vancouver streets. I tried finding seashells but I found only broken pieces.


I like visiting Vancouver, but I would never live there. I can't imagine living for more than two weeks. It seems like everyone is in a big rush and no one finds any time to slow down and enjoy life. Getting to your destination also take forever due to the traffic. Drivers seems stressed out. There are also hundred, maybe millions (just kidding), of shopping plazas. How much stuff does one need? It seems like our society is used to buying something one day and throwing it out the next. And I don't mean little or small things. I mean huge expensive items like sofas, dining tables etc. Also I didn't realize how fresh and clean the air is here in the mountainous regions of Prince George. When I got home I took long deep breaths of "fresh air" :)On the plus side there is a lot of variety in Vancouver, meaning that there is a lot of different restaurants/foods, tourist sites, attractions etc to enjoy.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Picture Perfect

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I took a tour of the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver General Hospital when I was at a conference in Vancouver. One of the labs (maybe the Terry Fox cancer lab) had a beautiful view of Vancouver city out of the windows basically near the desks of the students/ researchers. Intertestingly, the students/researchers said that they never really notice or pay attention to the scenery.







Thursday, September 11, 2008

Life in the mountains

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Here are some more pictures from my trip to Vancouver. We drove and stopped at various serene and beautiful places along the way from Prince George to Vancouver. I truly believe that British Columbia is the best place to live on earth. We have all the treasures of nature in our backyard.

My uncle near Fraser River.

Modern Day Raspberry pickers at a farm in Abbotsford.
Still at the farm in Abbotsford.
An interesting picture in a Khalsa School that we went to near Vancouver. The title read "Fun and Interesting Games in Punjab" and also showed some other games/pastimes that they have. Don't worry this only happens if you don't do your homework:)


On our way back to Vancouver we stopped at a breathtakingly beautiful lake. I remeber it was called something like the "Garden of Eden" when I was little, but they took down the sign. The waves in the water looked like waves moving slowy through clay. .

Surprisingly there was a golf court built recently on the ridge near the lake. Whoever thought of that idea must have made a fortune.






Sometimes we would see a few random houses scattered on the edge of the highway miles away from anywhere. I guess they were happy living in the mountains. It is amazing how happiness means different things to different people.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Humility Needed

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I found some interesting videos on Sikhi from You Tube. They were uploaded by Share Charity and one of the good things about their videos are that they are in English. Watch it below.
Just to let other youth that read this blog know, www.sikhnet.com and www.mrsikhnet.com are excellent sites to go to to get tonnes of information on sikhism in English. There is also a Youth Q&A forum where you can get your question answered. The sites cover a breadth of topics from translations of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji to Turban Tying Videos to Youth Film Festival. The Sikhnet team does a lot to provide people with amazing resources and helps them get to their destination.

Humility Needed

Ask The Youth A Question

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My blogging is far has been really passive in the sense I have just showed you a little about what we do and about Prince George. Part of the reason I started to blog is to get the youth to share their opinions about Sikhi, culture etc. with the general public. So this is your time to ask the youth a question. You can click on the comments button at the bottom of the post and leave your question there or you can email them at pgsikhyouth@khalsa.com. Either myself or one of the guest youth bloggers will answer the question on a post.
Ever wondering what we were thinking? Now is the time to find out.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vancouver Cityness

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Some pictures of the trip down to Vancouver. I participated in a research poster competition.

What! It looks like Nihung Singh's brother from Sikhnet!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pictures of Prince George

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School is around the corner for many of us. I just got back from a vacation in Vancouver. More pictures on the trip to come. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures that I took on Fort George Park here in Prince George. It has a view of Fraser River, a children's park, and lots of trees to climb:)